Marbella is a world renowned beach resort, famous also for being a playground for celebrities and the extremely wealthy.

One of the central hubs of the Costa del Sol, Marbella is an important city in the region. But just like other towns on that stretch of coastline it boasts an impressive few miles of gorgeous beaches.

Marbella is an elegant beach side retreat, and there are plenty of sights and activities for all holidaymakers: Including the Old Town with its Moorish castle, the famous Orange Square, several quality golf courses, an all-weather horse racing track. There are plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants, and nightclubs. Aand not too far away is the British colony of Gibraltar.

During high season the population of the city quadruples. Many of the more affluent visitors stay aboard their yachts which fill the marinas and at peak outnumber hotels on the beachfront.


Things to do in Marbella

As mentioned before, one of Marbella’s attractions is its well-preserved old town which is one of the most beautiful on the Costa del Sol.

Without having to take the car, you can enjoy strolling through alleys and squares, discovering beautiful corners and cafés, terraces and restaurants.

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Marbella Old Town Credit Depositphotos

The beaches of Marbella are the best on the Costa del Sol, with fine white and golden sand of very good quality.

Although Marbella is a very popular resort, you will find stretches of beaches with very low occupancy even in the middle of summer.

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Beach near Puerto Banús, Marbella. Credit Depositphotos

If you prefer the livelier beach side, you can be sure that Marbella has the best Beach Clubs. Both for more refined dining and a great day out by the sea in the most chic and fashionable places, with Balinese beds and the best DJs.

The best known, such as Nikki Beach and Ocean Club, are daytime beach clubs.

Do you like nightlife? Marbella has it. And here too, let’s just say that the city specialises in presenting its visitors with exclusive clubs and rooftop terraces for glamorous nights out.

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Puerto Banús. Credit Depositphotos

Undoubtedly, one of the hot-spots for nightlife is Puerto Banús. A luxury nautical enclave. In this beautiful marina you will also find the best restaurants and high-end shops.

During the summer months from June to September Marbella has made a name for itself with its boutique festival Starlite. There you can enjoy more than 50 national and international artists every year. This open-air festival is characterised by a very limited capacity and therefore creates a great closeness between artist and audience.

You prefer to combine your stay in Marbella with playing golf? You may be surprised to know that within a radius of 20 kilometres from the centre of Marbella you can choose from more than 30 golf courses.

Finally, you want to stay in style and enjoy yourself carefree? Marbella currently has 16 5-star hotels offering the best services and simply fabulous SPA facilities.

Marbella golf courses